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Dr Kelum Akurugoda Gamage BSc PhD CEng PgCAP SFHEA SMIEEE MIET


Kelum Akurugoda Gamage

Lancaster University

Engineering Building



Tel: +44 1524 593873

Research overview

Dr. Gamage's research interests include, but not limitted to the following areas:

  • Radiation Detection and Instrumentation
  • Real-time Mixed-field Radiation Imaging
  • Energy Management

PhD supervision

Currently a FULLY FUNDED PhD studentship is available to work on Photo Detector Based Measurement of Beta Radiation in Groundwater. For further information, please contact or to apply for the studentship, please send a copy of your CV and a copy of your transcripts from your previous degree(s). Also, if you are interested in doing a PhD in radiation detection, instrumentation, imaging or energy management please contact me with your CV.


Dr Kelum Gamage received his B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Electrical Engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2007 and, PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the Engineering Department, Lancaster University, UK in 2011.

From 2007 to 2008 he was a lecturer to the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Moratuwa and also worked as a visiting lecturer to the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) and the Institution of Engineers (IESL), Sri Lanka. Kelum was successfully appointed to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority doctoral studentship in 2008 at the Engineering Department of Lancaster University. During his PhD project he developed a novel instrument / technique for real-time digital imaging of neutrons and gamma rays in a mixed radiation field (Patent No. GB2484315). In 2010 he was awarded the Faculty of Science and Technology Dean's award of excellence in PhD studies. 

He is currently supervising 3 full-time PhD students and has authored number of peer-reviewed papers in major international journals. His research interests have financially supported by the EPSRC, ERDF (via Centre for Global Eco-innovation), Nuclear Decommissioning Authority(NDA), Sellafield Ltd., National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the HW Communications Ltd, the Hybrid Instruments Ltd and the Faculty of Science and Technology Lancaster University. In 2012 he was awarded the Engineering Department’s outstanding academic research award.

He is an editor for Radiation Protection and Dosimetry, Journal of Energy & Power Engineering (ISSN 1934-8975, USA), and also an active reviewer for Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A, Radiation Protection Dosimetry, Applied Energy, Energy & Buildings and Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. He is a Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council (UK), a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the RSA, a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of the IET. He is also working with the IET as a professional registration advisor (PRA), where advises candidates applying for CEng registration. In addition, he also holds the position of Visiting Professor at Sri Lanka Technological Campus, Sri Lanka. 

Current Teaching

I am currently module convenor for:

  • ENGR226: Electrical Circuits and Power Systems
  • ENGR312: Electrical and Fluid Drives and Actuators
  • ENGR313: Power Electronics and Applications
  • ENGR429: Electrical Power Systems Analysis & Modelling

PhD Supervisions Completed

Mathew Balmer (2016) (Design and Testing of a Novel Neutron Survey Meter)

Linas Gelazanskas (2016) (Balancing of Intermittent Renewable Generation in Smart Grid)

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